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In our opinion: The DNC Convention — A Utah perspective

Many in Utah will doubtless find Clinton's effort to promote being “stronger together” very appealing.

My view: Coal not going away anytime soon

The reality is coal is not going away anytime soon. On the contrary, coal will continue to be part of the backbone of our energy infrastructure for a long time. Read more »

July 15, 2016

8 comments

Kathleen Parker: Eye of the beholder

By now most Americans know the name of Dallas Police Chief David Brown — and quite a few wouldn't mind seeing him play a larger national role. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Jay Evensen: Pokemon Go and a nation of 'Harveys'

For the moment, we are a nation of Elwood Dowds chasing phantom creatures across fields, through churches and even into museums. This may be a harbinger of a troubling and long-lasting trend as... Read more »

July 14, 2016

4 comments

Dan Liljenquist: Engaging in our communities

The heartfelt pleas of Diamond Reynolds and David Brown have inspired me. They give me hope that out of such tragedies we might chart a new course forward. Read more »

July 14, 2016

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A. Scott Anderson: Six years of experience should guide regulatory reform

In the six years since Dodd-Frank was passed, banks and regulators have implemented the rules and learned how to comply with them. Banks of all sizes have made significant changes to strengthen the... Read more »

July 14, 2016

12 comments

Greg Bell: 'America the Beautiful' and its words to live by

Amidst the poetic conception of our great nation, we confess we have failed to “crown our good with brotherhood." An honest appraisal of prevailing conditions among most of our... Read more »

July 14, 2016

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My view: Governors make the tough decisions

As governors, many of us are making the tough decisions that taxpayers, businesses and families expect us to make. We are balancing state budgets, reducing taxes and easing regulatory burdens. Read more »

July 13, 2016

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Hal Boyd: College honor codes, BYU the next culture war?

Many conservative Christian campuses can do better at helping all community members feel safe and comfortable in the environments in which they choose to study. But protesters should be cautious... Read more »

July 13, 2016

28 comments

Jay Evensen: Do police body cams help or hinder justice?

Like it or not, we live in a time when virtually any incident can be recorded and widely disseminated. The result is a greater level of accountability, but it also seems to be less patience for the... Read more »

July 13, 2016

12 comments

Greg Hughes: Why not expanding Medicaid was the right choice for Utah

ACA Medicaid expansion would place the state in a precarious financial position, and the wisdom of that choice has been proven time and time again. The federal government is not a reliable partner... Read more »

July 13, 2016

22 comments

My view: Caucus/convention vs. Count My Vote

My view is that “CMV” is democracy, whereas the caucus convention system that has served our state well for many years is in line with a republic. Read more »

July 13, 2016

19 comments

My view: Should the Supreme Court have unlimited power?

The Constitution means whatever the Supreme Court says it means, making the court — not the Congress, not the executive branch, not the states, and certainly not the people of the United... Read more »

July 13, 2016

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Ralph Hancock: Black Stories Matter

The little story of each person’s life must bend to fit the big story he or she embraces, knowingly or not. Read more »

July 13, 2016

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Richard Davis: The effects of past racial discrimination still influence Americans today

The Civil Rights Movement did not suddenly make everything OK. You cannot discriminate against a race for centuries and then, even if you suddenly stopped, say that everything is all right now.... Read more »

July 13, 2016

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My view: Rampant tribalism: The world degenerates

With the demise of both the European empires and the Soviet Union, the cork popped out of the bottle. Read more »

July 12, 2016

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John Hoffmire: We want solar to succeed so why are solar firms going belly-up?

There is a need for a greater focus on home-grown technology and innovations instead of wild, debt-fueled, investor-vexing acquisitions. Read more »

July 12, 2016

19 comments

George F. Will: Republicans: Save your party, don't give to Trump

Trump's campaign has less cash ($1.3 million) than some congressional candidates have, so Republican donors have never been more important than they are at this moment. They can save their party by... Read more »

July 12, 2016

56 comments

Kathleen Parker: America's killing fields

Horror. Shock. Disbelief. Numbness. Grief. Anger. And terrible sadness. These fractured thoughts were all I could muster upon waking Friday to news of the ambush on Dallas police. Read more »

July 12, 2016

19 comments

Chris Stewart: Land management is not a zero-sum game

There are long-term consequences when government decides that one use of land should exclude any other use. Read more »

July 11, 2016

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On Second Thought: Hillary Clinton's slogan seems to have changed

A lighthearted look at news of the day. The presidential campaigns took an unusual turn last week. Hillary Clinton seems to have changed her slogan to, “Not a criminal, just extremely... Read more »

July 11, 2016

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My view: Are there solutions for the Salt Lake Cemetery?

With the cemetery's prime revenue source about to disappear for the first time in its existence, the question is how to keep the cemetery going in the future without it becoming an untenable... Read more »

July 10, 2016

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Hal Boyd: Toward a Christian economy in a Trumped-up world

While there is undoubtedly a place for public policy in instances of serious fraud and deception, when it comes to being duped by slick marketing we can all become more disciplined consumers and... Read more »

July 10, 2016

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Patricia Jones: Larry Pressler — impressive then and now — endorses Clinton

Larry Pressler, thank you for your service, for your authenticity and for your example of honesty. Most of all, thank you for providing a refreshingly positive story about politicians for a change. Read more »

July 10, 2016

22 comments

Charles Krauthammer: A theory about FBI Director James Comey

James Comey summed up Hillary Clinton's behavior as "extremely careless." How is that not gross negligence? Read more »

July 10, 2016

23 comments

Kathleen Parker: Brexit, meet Trexit

With Britain's vote to leave the European Union, did Donald Trump just win the presidential election? Read more »

July 10, 2016

4 comments

Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Unbinding delegates and Clinton's chances in Utah

Trump won sufficient votes, state by state, to be the “presumptive” nominee. But he has to win the vote of delegates to be the “official” nominee. Read more »

July 10, 2016

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George F. Will: The sobering evidence of social science

The report was so "seismic" — Daniel Patrick Moynihan's word — that Lyndon Johnson's administration released it on the Fourth of July weekend, 1966, hoping it would not be noticed. But... Read more »

July 10, 2016

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My view: CCL’s promise: Congress will pass a carbon fee bill by the end of 2017

By the end of 2017, Congress will pass a bill that places a fee on carbon and returns net revenue to American households. Read more »

July 9, 2016

6 comments

John Florez: Utah Latinos bring innovation

For too long, Latinos have been ignored. It’s time the next governor appoint Latinos to his administration. To do less is to dampen the American dream. Read more »

July 9, 2016

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Jay Evensen: Will the war on terrorism ever end?

Among Gettysburg’s many lessons is that war, while it settles some conflicts, changes the world in unpredictable, and permanent, ways. Read more »

July 8, 2016

21 comments

Kathleen Parker: For whom Trump tolls?

Perusing the wires on a deadline morn, I was struck by a constellation of intellectuals struggling to translate the relative meanings of Brexit, Donald Trump and the West's populist surge against... Read more »

July 8, 2016

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My view: Give treatment centers access to money

The only problem I can see is the state of Utah itself and the policies already in place concerning treatment of substance abuse that aren’t being funded. Read more »

July 8, 2016

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Robert J. Samuelson: Bring the bottom up instead of pulling the top down

It turns out the middle class isn't stagnant after all. Living standards for most income groups have improved, especially for the upper-middle class, which has more than doubled in size. Read more »

July 8, 2016

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Arthur Cyr: Asia’s currents of conflict grow

Ocean commerce has generated deeply rooted and durable international law, which continues to be extremely important today — especially in conflicted Asia. Maritime law indicates the practical... Read more »

July 8, 2016

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Dan Liljenquist: Clinton proves she is above the law

By arguing that there are no precedents to fit “these facts” says more about the unprecedented nature of Clinton’s gross negligence than about the legal likelihood of a conviction. Read more »

July 7, 2016

38 comments

Kathleen Parker: Bill Clinton mucks it up once again in chat at Phoenix airport

No sooner is Hillary Clinton poised to win the nomination of the Democratic Party — and, quite possibly, the presidency — than big ol' goofy Bill trips all over himself to make this... Read more »

July 7, 2016

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My view: Brexit hurts the U.S.

The United Kingdom is the only country to have ever voted to leave the European Union, and the EU will suffer from this divorce. Read more »

July 7, 2016

5 comments

My view: Clinton showed 'extremely careless' leadership relative to national secrets

DESERET NEWS EXCLUSIVE: Former State Department employee chides Clinton on "extremely careless" leadership relative to national secrets. Read more »

July 6, 2016

23 comments

Lois M. Collins: When fear bypasses common sense, it's painful for everyone

A businessman from the Emirates was recently taken down by police at a hotel in Ohio after a clerk told her family he made her nervous. It was like a physical version of the game "Gossip," only... Read more »

July 6, 2016

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My view: It's insulting to think Trump wins by insulting

If Trump wins, it won't be through insults, but because he has offered Americans something they desperately want more: a leader who can make us great again. Read more »

July 6, 2016

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Richard Davis: Real Utah election reform still awaits

Even the best of men and women become corrupt when they are given too much power for too long. That is why limits on power, including party power, are crucial to good government. Read more »

July 6, 2016

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Natalie Gochnour: SLC support for Vivint Arena makes economic sense

The use of tax increment financing for Vivint Arena is a similar decision. Because we value the economic contribution of the arena, the City Council has partnered with the LHM Group to benefit the... Read more »

July 6, 2016

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Hal Boyd: How to turn Trump and Clinton inside out

Each party exhibits mutual disdain toward the other and finds ample justification to support this perspective, which perfectly exemplifies the "I-It" mentality. Both major party candidates would... Read more »

July 6, 2016

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David Brooks: The coming political realignment

The old size-of-government question was growing increasingly archaic and obsolete. In country after country the main battle lines of debate are evolving toward the open/closed framework. Read more »

July 6, 2016

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In our opinion: Rising anti-immigration sentiment is reflected in the Brexit vote

Too many, both at home and abroad, are looking for someone to blame for their county's problems. Immigrants, sadly, make for easy scapegoats. The problem with that way of thinking is that it's not... Read more »

July 5, 2016

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My view: Establishing equal opportunity for all children

The conflict between traditionalists and revivalists has resulted in a sharp decline in public confidence in our schools. It has also hastened the rapid expansion of school choice systems. Read more »

July 4, 2016

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Jenet Erickson: How religious involvement influences life and well-being in America

At a time when religious participation is declining, George Washington's words remind us: "Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of... Read more »

July 3, 2016

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My view: SITLA pours gasoline on rural culture war

There is a sense that the traditional rural lifestyle is being replaced. With the influx of “move-ins” there is a threat to the power that has traditionally been held by those west... Read more »

July 3, 2016

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Primary results and the future of Count My Vote

Despite Republican Party lawsuits, confusion and opposition, numerous candidates gathered signatures this election cycle. The primary election showed voters don’t care how a candidate gets on... Read more »

July 3, 2016

4 comments

My view: Doctors, patients need to talk about end-of-life care planning

Efforts are being made on several fronts to foster conversations between doctors and patients on end-of-life care. Read more »

July 3, 2016

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